Arnold Kriegstein, MD, PhD

Professor, Neurology UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences Director, Developmental and Stem Cell Biology Program

Dr. Arnold Kriegstein received his BA from Yale University and his MD and PhD degrees from New York University in 1977. He subsequently completed residency training in Neurology at the Brigham and Women’s, Children’s, and Beth Israel Hospitals in Boston. He held academic appointments at Stanford, Yale, and Columbia Universities before joining the Neurology Department at UC San Francisco In 2004, He became the John Bowes Distinguished Professor in Stem Cell and Tissue Biology and the Founding Director of the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regeneration Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCSF. Dr. Kriegstein’s research focuses on the way in which neural stem and progenitor cells in the embryonic brain produce neurons, and ways in which this information can be used for cell-based therapies to treat diseases of the nervous system. He is a co-founder of Neurona Therapeutics which is beginning a clinical trial using cell therapy to treat epilepsy.